Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A pulitzer prize-winning political cartoonsts is uninvited, because he offended teachers union

Giving children concrete examples of what they can do with their lives helps them understand the process of education. Too often students sit in public classrooms like felons in jail cells. They have to be there. Detailed explanations of various careers can give the students a vision of what they could be doing with their lives, and why the time in class might be worth while.

A friend sent me a link to Award-Winning Cartoonist Disinvited from School for Offending Union. A public elementary school invited Steve Breen, a Pulitzer prize-winning political cartoonist, to come speak to the students. Seems like a great idea. But the teachers union was offended by this cartoon, so Mr. Breen was uninvited.

Politics and public schools is a continuing problem, which only gets worse.


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2 comments:

Laura @ Practical Homeschooling said...

...and people wonder why we homeschool our children... What ever happened to free speech?

Henry Cate said...

Yeah, it is pretty amazing.

I can understand the school not bringing in a criminal, but Steve Breen appears to be a great role model for children.

According to Wikipedia Steve initially planned to be a high school history teacher.

It is a funny world.